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4.0★ ★ ★ ★

The Domestic Crusaders

Three generations of a Pakistani American family meet for a reunion in the wake of 9/11? The one line synopsis rankled, and as I walked into Tara Arts...
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5.0★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Religion and Anarchy

Steven Berkoff’s play articulates the anti-Semitic perceptions of British society, highlighting a prejudice that still permeates through our present...
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3.0★ ★ ★

A Tale of Two Cities

Gielgud-Rattigan’s 1935 adaptation—premièring now but for a 1950 BBC radio play, is a fantastic idea. Dickens wrote London like a lover, and dram...
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2.5★ ★

Fidelio

Fidelio, Beethoven’s only opera, was written and edited over a period of nine years. The entire opera takes place within the walls of a prison, wher...
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4.0★ ★ ★ ★

Ghosts

On a bleak, Norwegian night a young artist, Osvald Alving (Mark Quartley,) returns, broken, to his mother from Europe. He is diseased in both body and...
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2.0★ ★

Jekyll and Hyde

The leaflet claims you will leave the theatre feeling dirty and I suppose you have to credit them for accurate advertising. This is an adaptation o...
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3.0★ ★ ★

See How They Run

York’s production of Philip King’s wartime comedy is rarely ‘laugh out loud’ funny, but provides an enjoyable evening of jokes about mistaken ...
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3.0★ ★ ★

In The Jungle of Cities

Word of warning: ‘this is not for the sane.’ Even dedicated admirers of Brecht were baffled by this play. Set in Chicago, there are no key elem...
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4.0★ ★ ★ ★

Storm in a Flower Vase

The main thing to take away from this play, without a doubt, was a new found appreciation for floristry (or, as the characters so vehemently insist - ...
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4.0★ ★ ★ ★

Land of Our Fathers

Land of Our Fathers depicts the fate of six Welsh miners trapped underground after their pit collapses in 1979. Their banter and teasing turns darker ...